(b) Academic profile (predicted and achieved grades)
Successful applicants for these programmes are, typically, predicted AAA in their A level examinations (or 38 and above IB points, with higher level subjects as the above list) and have already achieved a strong set of GCSE grades including several at A and A*. The selectors for these programmes consider not just the number of top GCSE grades that you have, but also your overall subject profile; ideally you will have achieved your top grades across the full range of subjects.
If you are currently following an A level or IB programme but have not previously studied a GCSE curriculum, you should still list your most recent school leaving qualifications in the appropriate section of the UCAS form.
Your AS grades are also taken into consideration as these give the selectors a clear indication of your ability to satisfy the minimum entry requirement of AAA at A level. Thus the higher your AS grades the better chance you will have of being made an offer.
Please remember, however, that these are the minimum entry requirements. Applicants who are predicted AAA at A level or 38 and above points for the IB are not automatically guaranteed an offer; much will depend on other factors such as commitment to further study, as outlined in the personal statement.
The selectors have the discretion, in exceptional circumstances, to vary the standard A level or IB offer, if they feel it is appropriate to do so.
The entry profile for the two Statistics degree programmes can be found on the UCAS website by following the link to 'Course Search'